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This question is related to Q.10111849, where I'm also offering 100 points.

I'm trying to connect a PC to a MAC using an Ethernet card (for the PC) and a crossover cable.  I've installed COPSTalk on the PC side, and I'm PRETTY sure that all the hardware's working.  The PC sees all of the clients and bindings it's supposed to, but it doesn't see the Mac.  The reason I suspect is because my Mac is configured for dial-up, and I can't get the AppleTalk control panel to look out over the Ethernet. (I get an error message telling me to "Make sure [my] network settings are correct.")  I whiz on over to the TCP/IP control panel, and it's looking through PPP, at my ISP's server.

So my question is whether or not my being configured for dial-up is keeping me from being able to connect these two computers the way I want to.

I've also noticed that both the AppleTalk and the TCP/IP control panels have names in parenthesis after their titles.  Is it possible to set multiple configurations?  Do I need to?  What do I need to do it?  

Oh yeah, the PC is a Pentium 233, the Mac is a 266 G3 Tower running OS 8.1 (both of which Apple seems to have forgotten about now that they're giddy over the iMac and 8.5).

Thanks!
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Hi....

1./ Is being configured for dial-up keeping me from being able to connect these two computers the way I want to?
NO. Appletalk connections are independant of TCP/IP connections.

2./ The parenthesised names are the saved configurations, ("Apple K" to view/edit them).

Double check your crossover connections here....
http://cafe.ambrosiasw.com/netgames/network101.html#chap4

While crossovers are OK for a quick 'n' Nasty work around you can't beat connecting with a HUB. like they say, a hub costs $40 app.

regards

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Mmmmm....I'm not so sure you've answered my question.  Even though I didn't quite phrase it as well as I might have, the root of it lies in why the Mac is returning that Ethernet error...I'm not rejecting it, but I'd like you to direct your comments more in that direction.
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You didn't quite answer my question, but like I said, I didn't phrase my problem in the best possible way.  I mostly took points off for the "Apple K" thing.  I'm not THAT much of a newbie, ha ha.  Thanks for your help, it works...
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Hi....
thanks for the points, what did yuo do to get it working??????
cheers
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